Dishwasher- from Frigidaire to Miele
Finally after 6 years of Frigidaire &$@! , a Miele 5975 SCSFSS will be installed today! Six years ago we purchased a new home with Frigidaire professional series appliances. With the exception if the microwave, they have all had more than their share of issues. The most problematic was the dishwasher. The lower and upper wash arms (twice) control panel, gaskets (twice)were replaced. Fortunately we had an extended warranty, when the upper wash arm broke apart for the third time, they offered to replace the unit. We received a brand new unit two years ago. Within one week, the motor began to emanate a loud screeching noise reminiscent of Fran Drescher as the Nanny. Repair guy comes out, replaced the main and drain pumps. It was better for a while, but the noise returned on a very intermittent basis.
Of course, out of warranty, the noise is now more pronounced, and the lower wash arm began making a thumping sound. To top it off , a couple of weeks ago I noticed a couple of tines were loose- turned out they were rusted! So rusted that they broke off. I pulled the baskets out and found another section that was beginning to rust.
We have been saving for a Miele for quite some time, and finally decided to take the plunge. I went to our dealer this week- we had planned on purchasing a 5705. Right next to the 5707was a 5975-marked as a floor demo and priced at 1850.00 price difference of about 130.00. I couldn't pass it up - it will be here this afternoon.
Thanks to all of the great discussions on this forum we are confident we made the right decision. I am hoping it will be as terrific as our Miele S7 vacuum.
The refrigerator will be replaced in the next year or two. We replaced three ice makers, two bin assemblies for the ice crusher, and a water valve , in warranty. Out of warranty we replaced another ice crusher bin assembly and the evaporator motor.
It will definately not be another Frigidaire.